Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2014 3:38 pm by Hare&Copper

Average value

€ 82.75

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Classic Clynelish with beautiful refill sherry influence. The low ABV is no issue here.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and mild refill juice with just the slightest tingle from the oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Chocolate and espresso. Very good again.

  2. koensieben622 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I loved the Clynelish 14, which is ofcourse a little more accessible, and wanted yo try a more mature Clynelish. I'm trying this next to the 14.

    Overall: I like this one very much, but I would rather buy two clynelish 14.
    • Nose
      90 90
      As with the 14, I like the nose of this Clynelish very much. For non peated whiskies, this is just very typical and lovely. It's not that prominent as the 14, but more subtle and refined; round. I like that. Nothing alcoholic or harschness. Lemon zest, earthy, 'lemon insect repellent..?', vanilla, honey, a little flowery and ofcourse clynelish-waxy. The slower you inhale, the better, I really dig it. I could sniff this all day.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very friendly and gentle at first, than a little pepper. A hint of smoke/paper/earth. Banana, nutty, a little bit oily nut very little. It's not as sweet as it smells but it's very nice. I was expecting a little bit more after the nose, but I had the same with the 14. Nevertheless, very pleasant.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is a little bit bitter and peppery, a little apple maybe. I find it a short/medium length. A little bit longer than the 14 but still rather short.

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      fusty, some coastal; lemon
    • Taste
      liquorice, some citrus
    • Finish

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I always like clynelish, but thus one is a little bit flat. Sure I like the waxy candle stuff and earthy flavour, but it's not that lively.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good, but not excellent, 1997. What is left behind by the low abv. Nose is the best and clear Clynelish for me. Taste is somewhat watery, the finish is just firm with a spicy pepper and long. Too bad of the light, flat level of taste otherwise this could have been a topper.

  6. RichardMayston scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Lovely nose, good clynelish mouth, tastes stronger than than the abv, very good. But better to get a single cask bottling for this price. 
    • Nose
      Lovely nose 
    • Taste
      A bit of fly spray when you come back to it. 


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